LArch 353 Modern History of Landscape Architecture & LArch 361 Experience of Place – Winter 2017

Two great Landscape Architecture courses offered Winter Quarter 2017:

L ARCH 353 Modern History of Landscape Architecture, TThF 9:00-10:20, GLD 322, Prof. Thaisa Way, (5) credits, VLPA/I&S/Writing, SLN#16265

What makes a good urban landscape? A great public park? An inspiring work of landscape art? This course will explore the history of designing and creating gardens and landscapes in diverse cultures and places as the profession and practice of landscape architecture has become a leading field in the design and creation of newly imagined city spaces and places. We will begin in the 19th century with Central Park in New York City, one of the first public parks designed for the public, and work our way up to the Post-Industrial parks and landscapes of the late 20th century. We will study small gardens that inspire the poet and large nature preserves, as well as city plazas, corporate roof gardens and the neighborhood park.

L ARCH 361 Experience of Place, TTh 10:30-11:50, GWN 201, Prof. Lynne Manzo, (3) credits, VLPA/I&S, SLN#16267

This course will explore the nature and nuances of interrelationships between people and their surroundings by examining an array of critical issues in environmental psychology. Here, the environment is broadly defined to include not only our physical surroundings (both natural and built) but also the larger socio-cultural, economic and political milieu in which we live. Starting with foundational theories on place attachment and place identity, the course will also cover classic issues that help inform urban ecological design, such as relationships to nature, landscape preferences, personal space, territoriality, density and crowding. The latter part of the course will address the emerging importance of the politics of place and social justice as manifest through the appearance, meanings and uses of place. This will include issues of affordable housing, urban public space and geographies of resistance. In addressing these issues, the course will provide a critical framew!
ork for understanding the role of the environment in our everyday lives. Through this course, students develop the ability to analyze environment-and-behavior issues, think more critically about the physical environment, and better understand the ways that we exert influence on the environment. This course will also help design students to create more effective and appropriate environments that address human needs.

If interested in the Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) Program or the Minor in Urban Ecological Design (UED), please come to a BLA Information Meeting:
Friday, October 28th, 2016, 11:30-12:20, Gould 142
Thursday, November 17th, 2016, 11:30-12:20, Gould 142
Thursday, January 12th, 2017, 12:00-12:50, Gould 142
Friday, February 10th, 2017, 10:30-11:20, Gould 142
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, 12:00-12:50, Gould 142


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